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Old 02-18-2010, 02:50 PM   #1
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idea Trees and Shrubs that are Important to Butterflies

One of the many benefits of planting native trees and shrubs is that a lot of them serve as host plants for butterflies. Butterfly caterpillars use them for food. Paradoxically, if you want to increase your population of birds, birds use butterfly caterpillars as a major source of protein and other nutrients for themselves and their young.
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